Thomas Fermor, 2nd Baron Leominster, First Earl of Pomfret (1698 - 1753)

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Death: Died in Carshalton, Surrey, England
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About Thomas Fermor, 2nd Baron Leominster, First Earl of Pomfret

Thomas Fermor, 1st Earl Pomfret was born on 23 March 1698.

He was the son of William Fermor, 1st Baron Leominster and Lady Sophia Osborne.

He married Hon. Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys, daughter of John Jeffreys, 2nd Baron Jeffreys of Wem and Lady Charlotte Herbert, on 14 July 1720 at Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, England.

He died on 15 June 1753 at age 55 at Carshalton, Surrey, England.1

    Thomas Fermor, 1st Earl Pomfret gained the title of 1st Earl of Pomfret.

Children of Thomas Fermor, 1st Earl Pomfret

  • Charlotte Fermor+
  • Sophia Fermor+ 2
  • Lady Louisa Fermor+ d. 30 Jun 1809.3

Children of Thomas Fermor, 1st Earl Pomfret and Hon. Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys

  • Lady Anne Fermor+ d. 1 Mar 1769.4
  • George Fermor, 2nd Earl of Pomfret+ b. 25 Jun 1722, d. 9 Jun 1785.5

Also see citation below

  • Caroline [a]
  • Juliana - married Thomas Penn of Stoke Park, Bucks, son of' William Penn, one of the hereditary proprietors of Pennsylvania, USA [b]

Citations

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume X, page 573. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VII, page 437.

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003). Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 98. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume X, page 575. -------------------- Earl of Pomfret (alias Pontefract), in the County of York, was a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1721 for Thomas Fermor, 2nd Baron Leominster.

[a] "Caroline, daughter of Lady Henrietta Conyers, whose sister, Lady Juliana Fennor, married Thomas Penn of Stoke Park, Bucks, son of' William Penn, one of the hereditary proprietors of Pennsylvania, USA. These ladies were daughters of the first Earl of Pomfret."

[b] ===Stoke Park, Stoke Poges, History===

"An urn commemorating Juliana Penn. On 30 June 1798 the painter Joseph Farington wrote in his diary: ‘In 1702 father of the present Mr Penn was born, did not marry till he was 48 years of age, when he married Lady Juliana Fermor. (Source: History of Stoke Park - see http://www.stokepark.com/book/chapter4.pdf)

His eldest son was the aforementioned second Baron who was elevated to an earldom in 1721.

The latter was succeeded by his son, the second Earl. He was a Gentleman of the Bedchamber to George III.

Two of his sons, the third and fourth Earls, both succeeded in the title. The titles became extinct on the death of the fourth Earl's son, the fifth Earl, in 1867.

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Thomas Fermor, 1st Earl Pomfret's Timeline

1698
March 23, 1698
1720
July 14, 1720
Age 22
Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, England
1721
1721
Age 22
1722
1722
Age 23
1725
1725
Age 26
1729
May 21, 1729
Age 31
1753
June 15, 1753
Age 55
Carshalton, Surrey, England
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